Recruitment specialist, Michael Page is recruiting for over 500 new jobs at modular housing specialist ilke Homes across North Yorkshire
The new jobs, which will be based predominately in Knaresborough, have been created by modular housing company, ilke Homes.
The array of job openings (including manufacturing, production operatives, supervisors and office and business support functions) come as the business looks to scale up in order to support the pipeline of new sites.
The sites across the country align with its cost-effective, zero carbon and sustainable vision.
‘Critical to helping ilke scale’
Alex Hall, head of customer development at Page Outsourcing, a PageGroup brand, said: “We are proud to be working closely with ilke Homes as the company looks to expand its production and manufacturing capabilities.
“Their dedication to increasing the number of sustainable and affordable homes available in the UK is truly inspiring.
“These roles will be critical when it comes to helping ilke scale up their operations and continue to disrupt the housebuilding market at a time where both housing shortages and environment issues are top of the agenda.
“We are excited to channel both our global and hyper-local expertise towards this project and place the best candidates in the right roles at speed, whether that’s experienced hires or promising entry-level talent.”
‘Green jobs vital to build back better’
Dave Sheridan, executive chairman at ilke Homes, said: “The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has realised that green jobs will be vital in not only spurring on an economic recovery to Covid-19, but also to building back better and greener.
“Our recruitment drive is in direct response to this as we want to help support the ambition shared among ministers to create a highly-skilled workforce that is capable of delivering net zero emissions by 2050.
“However, if the UK economy is to reach its legally binding carbon reduction targets, then there must be a step change in the way we deliver homes, as these are responsible for 20% of the UK’s total emissions.
“By training people up from all walks of life to manufacture energy-efficient housing in factories, companies, such as ourselves, can help create the skills needed to decarbonise housing, deliver significant social value via the creation of highly-skilled employment opportunities and open up the industry to groups that have been previously under-represented in housebuilding – such as women.”
Michael Page will lead on recruiting these 500+ jobs which include a number of entry-level opportunities along with more experienced, specialist roles.
Those with an interest in sustainability who are eager to learn and gain a rewarding career in the housing sector are encouraged to apply here.